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edward snowden leak shows the nsa infiltrated the world of online gaming to catch america's real life enemies. >>> good afternoon. welcome to "the lead." we begin with the national lead. if you're one of the thousands of stranded passengers watching us from an airport thanks to the nasty weather, well, go ahead, you have earned that third slice of sbarro pizza. a wintry mix of snow and ice is blanketing much of the country from the southwest to the northeast. in arkansas, one man described the falling sheets of ice as the apocalypse. in places like missouri and virginia, messy frozen roads have made commuting nightmarish, if not all together impossible. air travelers have not fared much better. more than 1500 flights were canceled today and with a fresh round of snow in the forecast poised to cause even more delays, some stranded passengers might be getting worried that they're on the verge of a lord of the flies-esque meltdown if they don't get home soon. cnn meteorologist chad myers has the latest on which parts of the country are getting socked with snow again but first, let's go l
the interactions between tech companies and the nsa. evan perez joins us now from washington. yeah, it's interesting move by these tech companies. they've taken a hit in some overseas markets like china. how can companies that have staked their reputations on the ability to safeguard people's information start to assure customers overseas their information is secure if the nsa can poke in the backdoor? >> that's what's worrying executives of some of the biggest tech companies in if the united states. facebook, apple, twitter, google and move the are all asking the government to help pull back some of the nsa surveillance programs. the challenge for these companies, they are required by law to help the nsa do surveillance. what edward snowden exposed over the last few months is several programs that allow the nsa to access vast amounts of private information. the nsa says it is to prevent terrorism. but often that data is being collected on people who don't have any connection to terrorism. and that's the reason why you see these companies asking the government to change the law so the
where we cannot trust any of those different systems, whether the nsa or other intelligence services we put together. so they all have to be dismantled and start over. >> some people think he did a service by exposing a really aggressive nsa surveillance which could filter in on american citizens, not just foreigners. >> true, that's one -- i don't subscribe to that. i don't think it's a service because i think that had he really felt passionate about it, really felt like he was making change, he might have actually gone -- come back and said okay, i'll go on trial, let me have my say because i'm right. instead he ran and hid and who knows what else he's selling out to the russians right now. >> that's a serious suspicion that you have, charge that you have, that the russians, the russian government of vladimir putin, was actually running him as an agent when he committed these whatever he did. stealing all this information. >> exactly. a suspicion, but i would not be surprised if that's where it started. they're that good. >> how tense would you say the espionage relationship between t
behavior during his time in office. jon: some silicon valley giants say the nsa went to far greater lengths to collect data on americans than they first thought. what some of the biggest names in technology like google and facebook are trying to do bit. >>> a major storm causing chaos on the roads and creating a nightmare for air travelers as well. meteorologist maria molina will have your forecast next. ♪ sing polly wolly doodle all the day ♪ ♪ hah jon: coverage you'll only see here on "happening now" a storm that's dumped plenty of snow across parts of the midwest now setting sights on the northeast. your full forecast only moments away. jury selection begins today in the newlywed murder trial in montana. woman accused of pushing her husband off a cliff. she says it was an accident. and we'll look at a new request from the nation's top tech companies. they're teaming up to urge the n.s.a. to reign in the spying on america. >> plus continuing to monitor some dangerous weather across this country. snow and ice causing a 30 car pileup on a wisconsin highway on sunday. the slick conditi
will stay in afghanistan post 2014 in an effort to train and mentor the afghan security forces. >>> the nsa snooping on millions of us is getting new attention tonight. fox news confirmed the original author of the patriot act wants the director of national intelligence to lose his job. congressman james sensenbrenner says james clapper should be fired and prosecuted lying to congress. it's all over testimony clapper gave in march on the nsa spying scandal. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. there are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly. >> documents leaked by edward snowden reveals the nsa collects records on virtually all u.s. phone calls. when that came out, clapper apologized saying he tried to give the least untruthful answer without revealing classified information. sensenbrenner says that doesn't hold water and that the courts and congress depend on accurate testimony to do their jobs. a clapper spokesperson declined to comment. >>> tributes
, are worried about a possible erosion of trust among its users after these nsa disclosures became public and edward snowden became a household name. they have called on the government and the president to show some leadership and provide restraint when it comes to surveillance and written this open letter. it reads in part "the balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual." wolf, this united and extraordinary show of support among these technology companies really shows that they are deeply concerned about users' privacy and about information continuing exposes. information that may include e-mails or text messages or contacts or the web sites that people serve. that is why they've written this letter. >> in part, it could affect their bottom line, as well. that could be a motivating factor, right? >> no question about it. if people are fearful of using these services, that could affect people going to these sites and that will cost these companies money. now, the official line from the u.s. intelligence authorities is that
, the nsa, probably both of those of things tonight. >> when you talk about being pushed away by the two parties, is that because in your estimation, people on the extremes of both parties -- not one or the other but people on thestripes of the two of them -- have taken the two parties to a place where most people aren't? >> yeah. and the people on the extremes of both parties are spending way too much money, and that means when you're having your tax money taken from you and spent you have less control over your own life. >> for me it's that the extremes are talking to much. i wouldn't want to hear from them so much. i'm not talking about moderate and the way you conduct your lives. i'm talking about the crazy people on the end. they're often the squeaky wheel. >> it's deafening. >> you're going to keep us away from crazy. >> we're going to cut through the chuter and have a nice dialogue because we're not into shouty. >> guess what the name of the program is, the independents. the emerging class that will help change this nation or not. >> the majority of americans consider themselves t
, silicon valley's top tech companies teaming up today to take on the nsa. >> yeah, good morning. when we first learned some weeks ago the nsa had been tapping the fiber of optic cables belonging to google and yahoo! some of those companies expressed their anger in ways i can't really repeat on tv. this morning the companies are expressing their anger with full-page ads in "the washington post" and "the new york times." the coalition of twitter, facebook, apple, microsoft, linkedin, aol and yahoo! and google demanding legal reforms to control american spying on americans as well as putting the government on notice that those companies will encrypt their data to keep it out of government hands. the other big story this morning is the markets. you're looking at the open of the nasdaq as american airlines celebrates its merger with u.s. air. it is absolutely official, making the largest airline in america. the market's doing very well. in fact, right off the opening bell, the nasdaq hit a 13-year high. back to you. >> all those earnings, perhaps you could buy a new house. >>> how much would
to congress earlier this year. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all for hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. heather: the lawmaker calling for prosecution. we have john sensenbrenner with us joining us live. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. heather: clapper has apologized that he did it for the good of the country. is that good enough for you? >> it is definitely not good enough for me. it is a crime to lie to congress and he admitted that he did this and i think that a little bit of a lie as being like a little bit pregnant. a lie is a lie. and the only way that congress can do this properly is with truthful testimony. so that's what's on the books saying that if you lie to congress, and you are one of the original folks putting that together. they use it when they are filing these request to conduct surveillance. what you think about that? >> that was not the original intent of the patriot act. but the original intent was to the government and the justice department would target a non-u.s. person is part of a investigati
tracked every day. >> did you think the n.s.a. wasn't tapping your phone? tapping myey're genetic data. >> i've known ever since the and gene hackman movie that the n.s.a. was listening to everything. state."f the >> you're ok with it? >> you just know it's happening. that's what the n.s.a. is supposed to do, covert separations that we don't expect but know are happening. that's the n.s.a. take on get your first monday. here's a look at what's next on ."treet smart >> grading the jobs report. the former chairman of economic advisors, ed lazear and new jersey congressman scott garrett deliver washington's review of report.oyment >> america is getting back to work. today's job report shows u.s. unemployment is down to a impressiveow, an milestone for sure. but our next guest says we are not out of the woods yet. seven-year target on our recovery. and he might know. chairman ofmer economic advisors. we want to welcome ed lazier back to "street smart." to see you. >> good to see you. thanks for having me. >> seven years it's going to to reallyat long return to real prosperity? to realo ret
hearing earlier this year. when asked if the nsa collects information on americans, clapper denied it. take a listen. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. there are caseses where they could inadvertently perhaps collect but not wittingly. >> well now wisconsin congressman james sensenbrenner, original author of the patriot act, telling the congressional news site the hill that clapper should be prosecuted for lying to congress. >> meanwhile, nelson mandela's family making their first statement since the former south african president's death. say, quote, the pillar of the royal mandela family is no more with us physically, but his spirit is still with us. the anti-apartheid leader died at the age of 95. president obama, as well as former presidents clinton and george w. bush plan to visit south africa next week to attend funeral services for mandela. >>> we are remembering the victims of the attack on pearl harbor 72 years ago today. a 21-gun salute and thousands attending a memo
edward snowden, the nsa leaker. you heard that intelligence is very necessary to thwart these attacks. >> all right, it's frightening. it's also confusing. the assumption is we are getting better not that the space outpacing our efforts. we will unveil more later in our show. thank you, we appreciate it. >>> two americans are detained in north korea. the white house is demanding their release. one is an 85-year-old korean war vet detained since october a. video released over the weekend shows merrill newman reading an apology for crimes against the state. let's bring in cnn's barbara starr. she's at the pentagon watching this situation what do you know? >> reporter: good morning, chris. swedish diplomats have been able to visit newman, but his family, of course, wants him home. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> reporter: north korean state media released this video over the weekend of detained american tourist 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apomg. pyongyang says newman admits he is gui
dialogues. host: thank you for the call. you mentioned the nsa. there was a story this morning -- the piece begins with these words -- next is gilbert from tulsa oklahoma. on the question of u.s. global power, is it the climbing or on the rise he echo caller: -- on the rise? caller: to me it is declining. there is a difference between being that between being the strongest and the most powerful. i think we are the strongest but not the most powerful. the nations we have gone to war with are more powerful than we are financially. look at japan. look at south korea, look at germany. we areere at home, losing all kinds of respect at home. we are all over the world shooting and killing people. barack obama was not savvy enough to understand what was going on in washington dc. we will go to texas, ronnie, what is your take on -- on this? on this is in: as long as obama there -- [indiscernible] normal from west palm beach florida on the democrats line. caller: people voted for change. now that we have so much chagnnge they don't like it. host: al from castle tin new york, good morning. to answer
clapper, said this. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not whitingly. >> not whitingly. >> there are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps. >> touching your forehead. sign. >> right. >> well, secret documents, rather, released by edward snowden revealed that's not true and now the original author of the patriot act says clapper should be fired and prosecuted for lying to congress. in a recent interview jim sensenbrenner says congress relies on accurate information. >>> talk about a rude awakening, a passenger claims he fell asleep on a plane and woke up locked inside. tom wagner was flying united airlines express from louisiana to california. when they landed in houston for a layover, he woke up alone in a cold cabin. >> the lights were out. i was like, what's going on? i thought maybe it was a layover. i'm still on the same plane. don't put the blame on me. i said, i didn't do nothing wrong here. and then they were like, all right, well, try to hush hush, keep it quiet. you know, we'll
out of 700 candidates who desired to run he led the iranian version of the c.i.a. and n.s.a. during his time leading iran's supreme national security council, 5 people were murdered at a jewish community cent for the argentina by iranian henchmen. iran has its fingerprints on the bombing of the khobar owers, killing 19 american soldiers, he was the chief nuclear negotiator between 2003 and 2005. he never changed his approach in increasing his nuclear proliferation capabilities. netanyahu cites a book rouhani wrote in which he wrote, while we were talking to the europeans in tehran, we were installing equipment. isn't that a telling thought right there? rouhani out tos his negotiation skills by saying, by creating a calm environment, a calm environment, we were able to complete the work. in the facility where the ranian ore is turned into an enrichability form. iran has built two secret facilities. several years later it was caught building a station underground. if iran is only seeking peaceful nuclear energy, why is it building structures that way? well, mr. speaker, i think the o
, from the i.r.s. to the justice department to the n.s.a. the -- this began long before this administration but under this administration it has become a crisis. all this, we're told, is for the common good. well, it wouldn't be the first civilization to succumb to the song of a benevolent and all-powerful government, but every society that's fallen for this lie is awakened one morning to discover that the benevolence is gone and that the all-power government is still there. much of this structure of the american constitution that has preserved our liberty for 225 years, that has contained the unwarded expansion of governmental power and has preserved the natural and individual rights of every citizen has been allowed to decay. the form is still there, the institutions continue to function, but they no longer serve their principal role to protect the rule of law and the liberty of the people. here in this capitol, we're surrounded by the symbols of the roman republic. they should be a warning to us. the roman senate continued to exist 400 years after the fall of the repu
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